Guitarist,Live Performer,Recording Artist
Francesco Staccioli (born in 1993) is an Italian guitarist and composer, currently based in Los Angeles.
Born and raised in Florence he soon establishes himself in the local music scene for his hallmark sound, versatility and his unique solo lyrism, making him one of the most sought- after musicians in the Jazz/R’n’B world.
At Umbria jazz 2018, he is awarded a scholarship towards Boston’s Berklee College of Music’s full-time program, one of the highest-ranking curricula in Music Performance.
Francesco is actively involved as session man, on stage and in the studio, and has been the lead guitarist for internationally acclaimed acts such as Gayathri, Eva Sita, Tristan Simone and Rebeca. He’s performed in renowned venues such as Los Angeles’ very own “The Troubadour” and “Hard Rock Café”.
Staccioli’s work is also recognized in highly prestigious contests such as “AES” (2020, with Chinese mixing engineer Hanwen Liu) as well as NPR’s most famous “Tiny Desk” (with Kenya Artist and LGBQT advocate Eduardo Omondi).
Francesco is endorsed by Dophix, an excellence brand of Italian made guitar pedals and effects that rose to success internationally being included among the 6 best pedal brands at the Nashville Summer NAMM of 2019.
He is going to be one of the protagonists at The NAMM Show 2023, representing this brand.
Staccioli is co-founder - together with keyboard player Riccardo Gresino - of “Rocket House”, a pioneering and fresh experiment fusing together Jazz, funk grooves and world music.
Highly anticipated by the project’s growing audience was Rocket House debut show at the Salem Jazz Festival in Boston (2019) where Rocket House headlined the event.
The self-titled album of the collective was released on March 2022, receiving positive reviews from national and international press (Blog Della Musica, La Nazione, La Stampa, Shoutout LA, Forum Terkini News Indonesia).
Francesco is currently working on his first solo album, after his first single “Another Life”, out in August 2022, inspired by Brazilian music, entirely composed, and arranged by him.